Saturday, January 14, 2012

Avara Idli (Hyacinth beans Idli)

Yes it is the Avare Kaalu Season here in India and in all the vegetable shops and on the roads you will see people selling avare kaalu. My exposure to Avare kaalu increased only after I got married. During the season there will be some or the other Avare dish getting cooked atleast twice a week.. Out of all the dishes my MIL cooks of Avarekalu this is one of my  favorites

You need:
Rice and urad dhal - 3:1 ratio
Avare kalu - 1 cup
Coconut - 2 tbsp Thinly sliced
Green chillis - 1 tbsp Finely chopped (As required)
Corainder Leaves - 1 tbsp Finely chopped

Soak the Rice and Urad Dhal  separately for 4 - 5 hrs
Grind the urad dhal into a smooth paste with as little water as possible
Add in the rice and grind till it becomes a fine paste
Add in the salt
Keep the batter overnight to ferment

Next morning, check the batter to ensure it is fermented (The batter would have increased in size)
Heat water, add 1 tsp salt and dunk the beans (avare kalu) in it and boil for 2 - 3 mins till slightly soft

Grease the idle stand
Drop in a few avare kalu, coconut pieces, green chillis and coriander
Pour the idli batter on top of this
Steam the idli for 15 - 20 mins (If using cooker do not use the weight)
Open the cooker and let the idli sit out for 5 mins
Remove from the stand and serve hot with chutney

I am sending this to "Walk through Memory Lane 2012" event hosted by Gayathri of Cook spot


Hema said...

Good breakfast dish, I'll try this out with the frozen beans that we get here..

Gayathri Kumar said...

Looks so inviting. My friend used to prepare many dishes with avare kalu and I learnt some form her. Yours looks very interesting. Thanks a lot for linking...

Sravs said...

Nice and delicious breakfast!!

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Shree said...

@Hema.. do try and let me know how it came. .Ty Gayathri, Sravs for visiting :)